Mozart Gesellschaft Dortmund

THE MOZART GESELLSCHAFT DORTMUND – A SUCCESS STORY

Up to now the Mozart Gesellschaft has given assistance to over 120 scholarship holders and has thus made the road into the hard music business a little easier for them. The number of scholarship holders is steadily increasing. Since 1956 more than 200 Mozart matinees and 180 chamber concerts have been organised.

Meanwhile the growth in members, the successful concerts and the support for young musicians have made the Dortmund Mozart Gesellschaft as a member of the “Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg” into the most important society of its kind in the German speaking area.

The Mozart Gesellschaft Dortmund organises six Mozart matinees per season in the Dortmund Konzerthaus. These concerts have varied programmes. Mozart’s music is always combined with works by other composers. Internationally famous orchestras are invited together with present and former scholarship holders who perform as soloists. The selected scholarship holders are given support by the most different means. This support can be in the form of help in the creation of an individual website, photo shootings or the attendance at a master class. The production of CDs is given financial support and travel expenses or the cost of necessary instrument repairs are paid for.

A large proportion of all the chosen scholarship holders achieve the musical breakthrough which had been hoped for.

The work of the Mozart Gesellschaft is supported by its sponsors and members. The Mozart Gesellschaft Dortmund works as a private company without public subsidy.

SELECTED EXAMPLES OF THE SUCCESSES OF THE SCHOLARSHIP HOLDERS

Harriet Krijgh

 
HARRIET KRIJGH, VIOLONCELLO, Scholarship holder 2012

2019: Artist in Residence at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
2019: New member of Artemis Quartett

Kian Soltani

 
KIAN SOLTANI, VIOLONCELLO, Scholarship holder 2014 2013

since season 2018/19: membership in the concert series “Young Wild Ones” of the Konzerthaus Dortmund

Sophie Pacini

 
SOPHIE PACINI, PIANO, Scholarship holder 2013

2018: fourth Solo-CD “In Between” with Warner Classics placed No. 2 in the official German Classic Charts

Ramón Ortega Quero

 
RAMÓN ORTEGA QUERO, OBOE, Scholarship holder 2011

season 2018/2019: principal oboe of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, professor at the facutly for oboe at the Colburn School Los Angeles

Elisabeth Brauss

 
ELISABETH BRAUSS, PIANO, Scholarship holder 2012

2018 – 2020: member of the BBC New Generation Artists Scheme

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Anastasia Kobekina

 
ANASTASIA KOBEKINA, VIOLONCELLO, Scholarship holder 2015

2018 – 2020: member of the BBC New Generation Artists Scheme

Andre Schoch

 
aANDRE SCHOCH, TRUMPET, Scholarship holder 2011

since 2017: trumpeter of the Berliner Philharmonikern

Anna Maria Wünsch

 
ANNA MARIA WÜNSCH, VIOLA, Scholarship holder 2016

since season 2018/19: Academic of the Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam

Theo Plath

 
THEO PLATH, BASSOON, Scholarship holder 2013

2018: Soloist prizewinner in the competition of the Deutscher Musikrat.

Alexander Edelmann

 
ALEXANDER EDELMANN, DOUBLE BASS, Scholarship holder2016

season 2018/19: first double bass of the Royal Danish Orchestra at the Opera in Kopenhagen

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